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Mar 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
mechanism to put any type of price caps on this. >> but they're used to be price caps when the price went up and -- no, so how we protect the government interest in this oil and gas they owned? >> these are leasing questions and i am sorry to say that i'm going to ask -- >> rm your pay. >> i am not thoroughly familiar with these issues but hearing you describe it and hearing the magnitude of the dollar's it's a serious problem, and i will learn more about it and get back to you with answers. >> i don't want to give up at this point, you need to get back to us because this isn't going away. >> by understand. deval law that they put in effect certain production levels would go royalty free and thatw is the only thing the law said.w it didn't provide other mechanisms for -- >> [inaudible] >> the law does not allow -- >> it sounds like the legislation would have to be changed. >> so it's the conagra's fall. they put it in with the impression this was low-priced oil now when it goes of higher we will collect royalties but we want to keep the industry going because the price of oil was 20 or $30
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Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
administration's risk base driven approach to aviation security and specifically the use of advanced imaging technology. as a chief technology officer, i will focus on the aspects and lee will discuss the human aspect. before going into detail, the technology is vital to the nation's ability to keep travelers safe in the 9/11 world. we face a determined enemy bent on our way of life. they arrested a man planning an attack on the dc subway system and a young saw disrespectful frankly -- saudi man was arrested. whether it was a failed attack in 2009, the plot in october, or the intelligence plots we see every day, al-qaeda and intelligence groups continue to target our system. we have to detect today's threat, not yesterday's. we have a able system that works in several measures. one aspect of the check point is what we're hear to discuss today. mr. chairman, well hidden devices are among the gravest threat to security. while there's no sell veer bullet, this gives us the best opportunity to detect the threats. we piloted the technology in early 2007 knowing of these threats. following analys
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 11:00pm EST
those countries, which are so important. certainly in the long run all of us are going to have to adjust to what these relationships mean, but i know on balance i'm optimistic that there is a chance for stability and opportunity that just didn't exist as recently as four weeks ago. and i would just like to emphasize also the secretary said about al qaeda. i think it's a fundamental, almost none to defeat, but certainly it is a less than or msh that completely undermines the strategy of al qaeda. >> admiral mullen, can you talk a little bit about as a result of their trip last week, what adjustments you feel the u.s. military needs to be making right now and needs to be working on because of the changes and events in terms of the u.s. oteri relationship with any of these countries? secretary gates, a baker advice on that as well. >> i'm not sure about some significant adjustments right away. i think it's really important to stay engaged with them and as i said listen to what their concerns are. they actually want us to stay with them milks the mill. i want to see, you know, the assistance
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
to protect the libyan people. people. 10 days ago, having tried to end the violence without using force, the international community offered gaddafi a final chance to stop his campaign of killing or face the consequences. rather than stand down, his forces continued their advance, bearing down on the city of benghazi, home to nearly 700,000 men, women, and children who sought their freedom from fear. at this point, the united states and the world faced a choice. gaddafi declared he would show no mercy to his own people. he compared them to rats and threatened to go door to door to inflict punishment. in the past, we have seen him hang civilians in the streets and kill over 1000 people in a single day. now we saw regime forces on the outskirts of the city. we knew that if we waited one more day, benghazi would suffer -- a city nearly the size of charlotte would suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world. it was not in our national interest to let that happen. i refused to let that happen. and so nine days ago, after consulting
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2011 11:00pm EST
will cost us 200,000 jobs. >> i would like to address the deficit on a long-term basis. >> thank you. i want to close by saying youth and ranking member frank and i have said unless we demonstrate a strong commitment to making critical plans for long-term reductions in our deficit, then we will have neither financial stability nor healthy economic growth. that is something we can do. it seems there is agreement. hopefully in six months we will have some credible plans to demonstrate that commitment. some members have additional questions for the chairman. they may wish to submit it in writing. the hearing record will remain open for 30 days to submit written questions and place their responses. this hearing is adjourned. thank you. >> thank you mr. chairman. c-span3 = = [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> republican and democratic leaders continue working on a spending bill for the rest of the year. watched the debate says barbara it c-span's congressional chronicle. find the full video archive for every member a
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
're passing on knowledge that these young people will use and carry on for the rest of their lives. we need to reward you by letting you make more of a difference for kids. we need to build on what is being done here at kenmore. give our teachers more time to learn from each other, mentor h. other, more responsibilities in their schools. and to replace the they need -- the baby boomers, we need to recruit a whole new generation of teachers including the 100,000 a matter science teachers over the next decade. -- math and science teachers. these of the steps we're going to have to take to fix no child left behind. together with what we already doing to make college more affordable, and i am confident these reforms will help us to meet the goal i set when i took office. by the end of the decade, we will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. we will be number one again. that is my priority. [applause] these steps will require reforms, a change in roles, standards, and attitudes. there is no avoiding the fact that it will also cost some money. fixing our faili
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
that we do every single day, that we have a sufficient basis for believe or to conclude that the u.s. plants continue to operate safely. we have asked ourselves the question every single day, should we take the regulatory action based upon the latest information, and because of the kind of things i outlined in my presentation, we have now reached the conclusion. >> thank you. of course the seismic risk is at the forefront of the news. we hear that -- first of all, we emphasize that the seismic design is based on the hard road map for to the horizontal dynamics of the plant. -- a horizontal dynamics of the plant. we also hear that the outbreak at fukashima had not been anticipated. we would say that in the united states, we designed our plant by looking at the historical effort but we added margins. i believe that the strongest earthquake in the united states has occurred east of the rocky it wasns, in the 1800's, between 7.7 on the richter scale, something like that. immediately you get the question, you design against those, but look at japan. if you had an earthquake with a magnitu
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 11:00pm EST
of americans who are counting on us to make these investments in the future. so i look forward to hearing from the secretary about how we can make the smart transportation decisions needed to keep our company moving forward. thanks, mr. chairman. >> senator tuna. >> thinks mr. chairman and secretary lahood, thanks. nice to have you back and assistant secretary mr. bertram who spent some time appear in this committee. i appreciate you appearing before us and look forward to hearing what you have to say. we know we've heard from you once that the budget committee and probably will leave in july on the finance committee i'm guessing as well but a couple of observations if i might, mr. chairman, about the administration budget for 2012. it does propose some sweeping changes in the massive increases of the funding levels for d.o.t. programs. the heart of the budget is a $556 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal this proposal would require an additional 231 billion in the highway trust fund which we would name the transportation trust fund over a six year period. the reauthorizati
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
that you're hearing today, information is coming from your agency and is telling us that we have a lot of stuff we can use for many years and that is the whole problem with alternative sources of energy is it's still not competitive in the marketplace. why? because overall we still have a very abundant supply of energy ahead of us. but what's interesting is in 2008 now energy secretary chu told "the wall street journal" energy prices are the linchpin to an energy overall. somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels of europe. so we actually have people in washington who are working to get that price up when the rest of america is going to the pump and seeing a 50-dollar fell in their car jumped $75 that's crunching the family budget. so i would just like to have some responses to some of the other panel members today just real quickly how you may respond we will start maybe to the far left over there, to my left, your response to some of these comments and statements that we've heard today. >> in terms of what specific aspect -- >> well, about -- i th
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm EDT
election, some major approach to get us on a different long term fiscal path without the risk of serious negative consequences in the meantime? >> it will be better for the country, the congress, and the administration to come together sooner. you give more people time to adjust. better than a minute now if you can to do a sample and -- sensibly. >> the critical steps that we are taking, zero or five years, reductions we're proposing for 2012, almost 1/3% reduction relative to 2010, that would bring this brigade -- domestic discretionary spending to los level since president eisenhower. we need to move along -- beyond domestic discretionary spending. we proposed a budget that puts is beyond that course. >> that raises my next question. i fundamentally disagree with that. when will the president or the administration lead on changing our fiscal course? i truly believe what has been announced so far has gone completely hand in terms of the markets which are ultimately -- in terms of the markets. >> i do not agree with that. what the president proposed in his budget is a series of detailed
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
? [laughter] >> jerry can clear this up for us. >> reagan gup the code name willhite in 1976. i tracked down the military master sergeant who comes up with a list, the dominican and the agency came up with a list of names. willhite was among them he remembered reagan may have been an actor in westerns and he didn't get to act in as many westerns as he would have liked and like jack warner always was putting me in a suit, not a cowboy hat with a shooter and was disappointed by that he did have a ranch mentality to cut would and he picked rawhide and chose the name and reagan liked it so much he made him keep it for the 1980 campaign and he kicked in when he was president. >> .. >> did the hospital have it on file? or did the secret service inform you? >> yes, they knew the blood type. they know that, the hospital has it. they know the president could go to the hospital, they are notified about that. >> what -- there were -- yes, go ahead. >> i have two questions actually. the first is for dell. did you try and were you successful at all in interviewing jodie foster. and did you get a sense of
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
knocking. we made them go back and read about -- and reevaluate people. i think you will see us withhold more payment. we were working on getting the systems in a place for they could implement this program. i've been reading the testimony. i'm happy to have anyone if you answered. i am thrilled to see my former colleague here. now i get to ask you all of this. just kidding. we did not do talk. i am happy to answer. we face the risk of the great depression. it is noted by many economists and other. it is all the government interventions. it was coordinated. it was powerful. it was swift. they all recognize that. elizabeth warren had plenty of criticisms of how to get there. she said it was obvious. she said we would have been back in the stone age. >> the panel never channel been answered. when you face the situation, they put it there. i think the kitchen sink, too. i think the figure out whether t.a.r.p. stop specific themes. this would have brubeck the grapes of wrath. panel agreed that t.a.r.p. and a bunch of other things really did stop the panic and keep us from a complete meltdown
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm EDT
sense, they change it. they don't use it as an execution. and high performing schools don't add computers and call it technology, they change the way to do business to capitalize on innovation. based on these characteristics, the governor'sreform agenda tries to make our environment and structure supportive of these schools and other schools to join the ranks. first of all, we do reward superior teachers and we will pay a bonus for when students learn. it is fair, if you work hard and help the kids to succeed, you should win. we are bringing teach for america to this state, like most other states already do, and in fact, they are taking our graduates from ohio universities and taking them somewhere else. it is time to let them come home. at the same time, we are going to end the use of seniority, and employment decisions. now why is this important do you suppose? well, one example. after retiring from the army rangers and raising a family, a gentleman by the name of homer nightstep went back to school and became a teacher and hired on at dayton schools. in his second year at kem
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 11:00pm EST
not adhered to, the ones not in place, are the very ones that got us where we are, and that's why many of them don't have jobs and losing their homes. we are better than that. that's why i was one of the authors of this provision. i'm tired of seeing my fellow citizens come in, your neighbors and my neighbors, people that look like your mother and my mother. people that look like yo son and my son. tears running down their faces, simply wanting a break. they are not looking for a hand out, they are looking for a bridge. and so it is when you go to church on sunday, when they ask you what did do you this weekend, what did you achieve? you can say to them, stick your chest out, and say, yeah, i stopped some 30,000 people from staying in their homes, americans. then there's another argument that bothers me, madam chair, they act like we cannot create jobs and keep people in their homes statement. . we can do better than that. so i hope when you go back and you talk to your neighbors and you say -- save a $1 billion program, $1 billion, we were trying to get more but even in the conference committ
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. there was an upset election in 1977. he used the hand of the state where they're running in people. -- for the iranian people. and there has been reversions to a more authoritarian system. i think it is sustainable there. democracy could work their perhaps better than anywhere else in the region. >> senator hegel, very good to see. i just came from the state department and there are a lot of things going on in the white house and state department. a political tsunami an earthquake going on in the middle east. the chinese people are also waiting for them -- for a better life and the rule of law and democracy, and religious freedom. nato will now play a role in libya also. and now they're fighting in afghanistan. the forces on the ground in libya. >> i will again and handed off very quickly. -- i will begin and hand it off very quickly. last question, boots on the ground, it is an area that to some extent secretary gates covered two weeks ago on capitol hill. i would go back to more question basic than that -- what is the objective? what is the purpose? with gaddafi still in power, t
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Mar 4, 2011 11:00pm EST
: diane joins us from back and ruche, and -- louisiana. -- bought some ruche, louisiana -- baton rouge, louisiana. caller: you have given us apply for of things to talk about. -- a plethora of things to talk about. i call on the republican line, but my family has been a democrat for many years i have been a grandmother. i do not feel that the region that i left the democrat party. the democrat party left knee. i have become a republican. i'd like to challenge some of your statements. you say that there is solvency in social security. my husband and i are baby boomers. i understand that if more is going out than coming in, i do not understand how there can be solvency. he cannot kick the can down the road. -- you cannot take the can down the road. he need to address that more is coming out than is coming in. you also talk about president clinton and his surplus, but following politics as i have, because i have become so concerned about my future, my children's future, my grandchildren's future, i feel that during the clinton years -- and i voted for president clinton -- i feel that he s
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
with us this morning. i would like to pick up on the threat from your statement from your written statement i think is important. you made the observation as it relates to contract management and proper contract surveillance that have included your statement and proper position leader is the key to success and further with military leaders in place it sends a clear leadership message on the nature of the contract management. now, one of the most critical agencies for yielding the value for a dollar of execution and managing support contracts in afghanistan and iraq, the defense contract management agency it reports to you through one of your support next they provide critical contract surveillance. as you know, doctor they don't cut contracts to manage contracts in place and you've been challenged -- the department has been challenged as the onset of the war with putting the right number of management professionals in place to oversee contract in the war zone. obviously it is a difficult task. the history is that it was led by a three-star officer, vice admiral lord lieutenant gen
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
how credentializing was, and their mentalist, ph.d. or u.s. senator. i would take my leave from those who have been on the ground. make no mistake, i feel as if we are in a war here at home. in this battle we look to you as our commander. on that map, those constituents, your troops, they are sending the message, but we are not listening. while the land is not scientific it does show firsthand experiences are providing us the the the the we need. they are reporting to me for help because they are concerned the pollution in their town as what is making them and their children six. i will continue to work diligently to get there for greater information and report what it is that they are seeing. this map i believe begs us all to do so. we must listen and learn from what these people and the affected communities are telling us. we can't just sit back and the safety of the offices and our own homes and hear these stories and think that isn't possible. the reports say it can't happen. i'm here to tell you today they do happen and they are happening. in april 2010, the president's council d
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 11:00pm EST
to come back. they are lagging, not driving it. that is why that has been a policy area focus for us. the data suggests transition from phase 12 phase two. if you look at the labor market, obviously top of mine for a lot of folks, -- top of mind for a lot of votes, something happens that is under dispute, as bad as the gdp is doing, unemployment rises substantially more than anybody predicts. it was not just my predecessor predicting that the baseline unemployment rate was going to be lower than it ended up being. all of you made the same predictions and the private smith set -- in the private sector mistook what the baseline was going to be for unemployment. in the relationship of unemployment to gdp broke down from its historical basis. we had 1.5% to 2% more than what anyone would have predicted at the end of 2008. a major question as to why that happened. fundamentally those questions are around, are we going to get it back? will we see on the other sign better unemployment performance than the gdp would to the -- suggest? and with some of the dropping of the unemployment rate, i
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm EST
each of the four witnesses for being here today for giving us their valuable time, their input and their varying views, but all that is essential as we move forward. our first witness today, dr. zudi joster is founder of the american islamic forum for democracy. he founded aifd in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the united states as an effort to provide an arican muslim voice advocating for the preservation of the founding principles of the united states constitution. as a member of congress, i rememb you when you were here. he is a respected physician and former lieutenant of the united states navy and worked in the attending physicians office here in the united states capitol. for better or worse, he kept us healthy. some of our constituents may not be too happy about that. you did a great job keeping us >>thank you chairman king, ranking member thompson, distinguished members of the committee, for seeking my testimony on what i feel is the most important threat to american security in the 21st century, islamist radicalization. my name is dr. m. zuhdi jasser and i am the pres
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
thank you for your valuable advice to the u.s. treasury and to our president. i have had lots of meetings with representatives of financial services. i want to say that texas this is the overt act fees. banks also are concerned they might this another key source of revenue. having seen how consumers are struggling with the increase in the cost of groceries, gasoline, many having lost their jobs and homes, i cannot help but want to troot for your work and say that consumers need protection. they do not have the lobbyists and we have been congress working to protect the representatives of all the financial-services. tell us what we can do in congress to ensure that this law is implemented and that it will help our consumers get jobs and hopefully put our country back into what we experienced during the 1990's. >> thank you. that is a heartfelt question. i wrestle with the issues you describe everyday. america's families have been on the r opes for a long time. many families have turned to debt only to find what they thought would be temporary was far more dangerous and costly th
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
, the university of arizona rehnquist center and the arizona state university cronkite school of journalism. u.s. district court judge vaughn walker presents the history of cameras in the courtroom. last august judge walker ruled california's proposition 8 ban on the same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. this is 40 minutes. >> if you could take your seats i think we are ready to get started. >> before the third panel this afternoon, we are going to have life untold is an extremely interesting and entertaining presentation on cameras in the courtroom. and it's going to be presented by judge vaughn walker of the u.s. district court for the northern district of california. [applause] >> thank you, sally. following the justice o'connor puts me in mind of that observation or remark that the great waters made during the try younce for the musical has thousands here and was asked by the producer whether she might it following maryland miller and clifton webb in a song and dance number they thought was going to be a showstopper, he said no, mr. hart, i don't mind it at all being on a hot state. [laugh
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm EST
of institution. it simply requires spreading best practices in a strong way. that could give us a huge difference here. the investments we have made had given us a lot -- the start talks about the k-12 system, and starting in 1960, for every 1000 students, you had 40 instructors. that is a very broad term, teachers or anything that has to do within destruction -- with instruction. they were teaching typically over eight hours. now that number is down quite a bit, something like five hours, but we have added other instructors. by 1980 was up to 58 per thousand. today it is up to 85. we have 40 people who are non- instructional staff. if you take all the adults in the system, you have an eight- one ratio instead of what you had in the park pass, pretty in the far past, and eight-one ratio. very different. there are some opportunities to use the people that we have died in a better way. the key element of that is measuring their effectiveness. that is not a trivial thing to do but it is an absolutely critical thing to do. if we think of in the area of endeavor in the world, we think of sports record
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 11:00pm EST
. that is a 100% growth over the last two years. they come to us on npr.org, on the iphone, on the eye when it -- on the ipad, on enjoyed, to read and listen to the radio and they connect to us on facebook or we have a larger audience than any other media outlet, and on twitter, we reached 3 million. it is not just about the numbers but also about the impact. our social media's strategist here with us today in the audience has become something of a one-man news platform, and i hope you are tweeting this. serving as a hub for news reports out of egypt and anywhere else that news spreads. we are also growing in audience trust. according to a recent pew report, we're the only national news organization to receive growth in public trust of the last decade. our audience is not a left and right and dominant. we are urban and rural, north and south, read state and blue state. our listeners are equally distributed throughout every part of america, because of our unique network of local member stations. rooted in their communities, locally owned, operated, and staffed, these are citizens serving cit
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
say. and keep it there for a long time. >> the u.s. economy? >> almost no impact whatsoever. stock markets go up and down. they always overreact. i would not pay any attention to them. one way or the other. >> a common view. >> the only thing that makes sense is that it drops the most, but if you took seriously their estimate of the cost to japan, to claim that the wealth loss was almost $1 trillion. that is clearly not realistic at all. the drop has been too much. one reason is that the market has been then. there is not that much confidence in it. in europe, there has also been a drop in the stock market, but the same story. the u.s. stock market has been pretty resilient. nothing -- nothing much has really happened. maybe it is unfortunate, but japan is simply not a big market for the united states. we do not export much to anybody anymore. in particular we do not export a lot to japan. we worry about japan, it is too soon about a big interruption to our electronic and automobiles supplies. i do not expect that to happen. i do not think that what goes on in japan will have a big
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm EST
. >> the preach court heard oral argument last week whether an individual can challenge laws using the 10th amendment. she was charged and appealing a third circut court of appeals rules that she cannot challenge the federal government charging her with a chemical weapons law intended to prosecute terrorists. the case is bond vs. the united states. >> number 091227, bond vs. united states. >> mr. chief justice, and may it please the court. the standing of the petitioner to challenge the constitutionality of the federal statute under which her liberty is deprived should not be opened to serious question. she clearly satisfies this court's test for sending. it is hard to understand an injury more concrete than six years in federal prison. it is her own and not some third party's. i think standing is a bit of a misno , ma'amer here -- misnomer. she's a defendant in court held by a federal prosecutor. there's no logical reason she cannot mount a constitutional attack on the statute that is the basis for the prosecution. >> any of our opinions talk about the standing of the descendent? i can't
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
to say that, since our inception in 2008, we have made progress in fulfilling the goals set before us by congress. we should 9 quarterly report, 13 audits, secured civil or criminal charges against more than 50 individuals, 18 different defendants have been convicted of tarp-related fraud, and our investigations have helped assist in the recovery of or the prevention to loss in a some of $70 million. as importantly -- of $17 million. as importantly, we brought in to retool a program desperately in need of it. tarp made promises to both wall street and to ministry. i'm fortunate, its track record has been mixed. it fulfil this -- unfortunately, its track record has been mixed. it fulfilled its promise to wall street, but it has failed to live up to its promises to main street. when treasury give out billions the -- billions of dollars to banks, it did so without policy in place to accomplish that goal, without any strings to require lending or provide incentives for it. not surprisingly, credit continued to contract throughout the financial crisis and well into the recovery. second, th
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Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
into the ocean. that's what they expect us to do. that's what governors are doing, mayors are doing, county commissioners are doing, all over my state, all over america. we have got to recognize that washington is spending too much, not taxing too little. how can we ask americans to pay more in taxes when washington is not even willing to cut cut $61 billion from our bloated bureaucracy? if i have a proposition from our colleagues who wish to raise taxes before we consider asking the american people to pay another cent in taxes, why don't we first drain every cent of waste from the federal bureaucracy? we will never truly dig ourselves out of this crisis and put this nation on a real path to prosperity unless we bring our spending under control. america's strength is not measured by the size of our government, but the scope of our freedoms and the vigor and vitality of the american people and their willingness to invest and work hard for the future. that's what makes us strong. endless spending, taxing and borrowing is a certain path to decline, and we're on that path today and we must get
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Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm EDT
process, because -- but all around the world is the recognition of an independent palestinian state for us is important. but i hope globally that quickly and quicker will be better to create once again this negotiation process. it has to start again. and maybe including some new elements, some new elements. ok? at which independenttates. how to be sure we will go directly to this democratic palestinian state, with the constitution, which won? it is important for palestinians to listen to what is happening and to talk also with the brothers in gaza. we heard about the renciliations and we know it is not an easy mission. but the arab conflict is still here. and if we forget it, unfortunate what happened this morning in jerusalem, here to talk to us together, to the arabs and two others -- and to otherrs. s. >> thank you. mr. prime minister, i like to ask you for your views on how the new government will approach the existce of a national government in the market, and at the same time the regions to which referred and in terms of how these regions will be structured, because they will contain
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Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
that of japan and the united states. the former majority leader and ambassador mike mansfield used to teach that to all of us younger governors in the 1980's and 1990's, and we will stand with the people of japan until they recover from this disaster. there is a special relationship between the japanese and tennesseans because of the location of so many japanese industries in our state over the last 30 years, so as a result, tennessee have been reaching out to our friends and their families in japan. we should also commend the we should also commend the we should also commend the japanese for their coverage that they've shown in dealing with the death of a nation and particularly with their levelheaded response and damage of nuclear fears that fukushima daiichi.aiichi. in this age, went instante, w communication can sometimes create misinformation and even e hinic, the japanese leadership s in nuclear scientists are working with organizations around the world was eyeing to t the danger in keeping the rest of the world informed.gest earth this is the largest earthquake in japan's recorded hi
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Mar 3, 2011 11:00pm EST
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Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm EST
.all with that, mr. president, i urgo all of my colleagues to join us, ,n this effort to come to thedes floor with your ideas, your proposals, and let's do the lr people's business. i would ask unanimous consent oh our letter be made a part of the record. i >> without objection. c >> i also ask unanimous consent that this partial list ofpart oe republican solutions anding of proposals be made part of ther: record.oor. >> without objection. >> with that mr. president, i yield the floor. >> more than 100 years ago his grandfather left china on a steamboat bound for america where he worked as a domestic servant in washington state. a century later his grandson will return to china as america's top diplomat. >>> the chief actuary of the social security administration said thursday the long-term solvency of the program depends on lowering benefits or increasing funding or a combination of both. stephen goss spoke to the national economists club for a little more than an hour. >> there we go. okay. very good. objective was to come talking with duals and ed and thank you very much for the invitation
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Mar 11, 2011 11:00pm EST
, they are knifing us in the back. we have to stop giving all this aid to governments and let them figure out what they want to do. for heaven's sakes, it is not in our national interest to give money to people to stop having babies in the third world countries. we have to help our own citizens. that is all i would like to say. maybe one of these days, which will have a nice, big town hall meeting where mrs. lowey is actually there. guest: i have been in office for 22 years. every year, i go to the supermarkets, libraries, office hours, and please call my office. you do not have to wait for a great, big meeting. i would be delighted to meet you one-on-one. i think it is important to know that we do not live in isolation. we are all connected. in the days of one part of the world and not getting to the other part -- what happens, be it in japan or china, what happens in afghanistan, pakistan, is certainly relevant to our own security here. i mentioned the banks before because i am very concerned about jobs in west chester county. i have worked hard to get fda loans so we can help businesses expand.
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Mar 4, 2011 11:00pm EST
to be saved. they're concerned about what is going to happen in the future. in the u.s., they're not concerned so they lobby in a different direction. >> thank you. i will ask one more question. this is my second round. if you fast forward to today and look at the other end of the buchan, march 4, 2011, problems we have now, the chair has described moral hazard and the like. we talked about that. what did you do? i can anticipate your answers as i think you've given them, just to make it very clear on the record, what would you recommend march 4, 2011? >> briefly, first, i want to emphasize the things we have said. one, you need more capital. and that you need increasing capital has to be with the size of the bank's, the risk of too big to fail. it has to be that this distortion has to be eliminated. secondly, if you have a problem, you should play by the ordinary rules of capitalism. when you go into bankruptcy, you convert that to equity. it is really a version of the standard rules of capitalism. you look at the numbers back in citibank, they had enough long- term capital it was more than e
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Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
now. tell us where that will be and how long it is released on dvd. >> it will open on dallas on friday night. i got to sit in the seat that lee harvey all is what sat when he was arrested, so my butt is in history. and we are opening up around the country throughout the spring and early summer. thebiguneasy.com home page has the list of where the films showing in theaters around the country, and then we will make adc -- dvd and all those initials and will be available on line and maybe even on cable if they've got room for it although hbo said we've done in new orleans. >> obviously people want to talk about your creative work a little bit. i will have to talk about that a little bit. one person says you said you think the simpsons has declined in quality. could you just address that. is that true obviously some episodes are better than others. where does it stand now? >> owls it tecum -- the was a private communications link to "the new york post" owned by rupert murdoch who also owns the simpsons in advance of a salary renegotiation. [laughter] it's a wonderful show i love
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Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm EDT
and if you know how to use it you can get access to virtually everything that exists >> there's a comment about something other courts in eastern pennsylvania doing some taping, but also comment in defense of the pacer system and it might be knowing how the uses. islamic it seems quite clear to me. [laughter] and i want to be clear when i started covering the courts we had to beg them to fax us stuff, so they were never happy to hear us calling and he would sit there as the deadline went by, on your waiting for the fax machine to fire up so you could read the filing and i'm certainly not sorry to see those days ago. i mean tremendous consumer. it's wonderful. all i am saying is that it varies in how fast things are posted. there are still things for example and some cases you can't see everything. some cases you can only see the court orders. you can't see the filing by the parties. you see the doggett entry into the little blue dots if you click on that it gives you three lines about what it says but you can't read the entire document. you can only read the court's orders so those are st
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Mar 2, 2011 11:00pm EST
-- challenges worldwide? : the shoulder to shoulder commute and to work the use issues together. and it really is a piece of this that has huge not just near-term but long-term implications. in the end, it's relatively inexpensive if you get it right and you don't end up in any kind of conflict. i mean, wages compared the kind of resources we've extended in these wars, the investments that we've made on the military side, for instance, in egypt. $1.3 billion a year is not a small amount of money. when you look over 30 years from what the egyptian military was very specifically has done, it's been pretty extraordinary. were i've seen it -- i'll use another example that i'm extremely concerned about is in iraq. the budget we need the transition is we need to make sure that the state department budget here, in order to transition its supporting, for example. so there are near-term iraq, afghanistan, pakistan issue specifically, but also long-term, which these investments become preventative in establishing strong relationships. we have over the course of the last 20 years that would argue devasta
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Mar 9, 2011 11:00pm EST
with the total cost for the of the programs. that's how messed up it is. the u.s. government also spends1 about 63 billion on 18 different domestic food and nutrition programs. and about $3 billion on 20 hom otmelessness programs.eport n and the report notes, and i'm ce quoting, this can create unnecessary work for both providers and applicants and may result in the use of more administrative resources than ta are needed. let me translate that. that means we have to muchsteful bureaucracy and to much wastefue spending, so the money doesn't n actually get to the people it'sg intendedet to help. it gets spent in the bureaucracy. als we also haove h another almost $60 million spent on over 100 duplicated and fragmented surface transportation programs, 100 of them. and so, while i am troubled thae the $61 billion from the house just isn't enough to tackle thet problem, i am astounded by what the other side of the ogle has done.grams te tal it also continues many of the wasteful programs the we talkedt about. blic the corporation for public broadcasting has come underbvio, fire. obviously npr this m
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Mar 9, 2011 11:00pm EST
force. if the federal workforce fails to give us efficiencies -- we are at a time when we are trying to produce real savings. etz talk to you about step increases. if you cannot accept step increases today, can you work with us to look for a way to have stepped increases and even if there is a catch up provision later, but in this year's budgeting, eight freeze -- a freeze and not just for those that do not have step increases, but for everybody. we are only talking about step increases, not merit increases we have talked about. >> at this point in time, the answer would be no. i am happy to take that back and discuss that to see if there would be any opening there. i believe you are talking about "within grade" increases. >> it would occur in automatic -- you are simply still vertical. as long as you are on the payroll, you get the increases. it continues up. >> my concern with that, mr. chairman, would be we were talking about the retention rate. >> i will cut you short for a moment. your view is, we freeze for real, we have a retention problem. >> within grades allowed a natural p
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Mar 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
, at the disposal of the sa laam support group and therefore of the peace council. they use them logistically, because they needed to go all over the country to start talking to the local communities and say, they propose that, what do you feel comfortable with, what is your concern about that? and around the region, they have been to turkey and pakistan, and with our support, going to for ron. -- to iran. other substantial support from about 18 of them, many very qualified, many very young people who have a remarkable capacity. they are able to work and prepare petition papers, analysis, all of that which according to the afghan approach may be due requiring complications. and have a roster of many other available for the active government. example, if you start discussing the complex maintenance of islamic identity of the afghanistan, which is a crucial thing, and at the same time maintaining all of us and many afghans. what is been acquired in humans rights and women's rights, we have now 69 women in the parliament, by the way. that is another area where we are involved. and then confidenc
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Mar 3, 2011 11:00pm EST
of the improper payments. i'd like to know note this is the same level democrats used in the original law enacted last march. . for those in poverty, the repayment level is increased. this was changed as a way to finance doc fix. i know there was a lot of huffing and puffing about the alleged tax increases in h.r. 4. i want to clear up any confusion. the joint committee on taxation said in its score that in addition to a $20 billion spending cut, there's a $5 billion increase in revenue to the government in this provision. that doesn't necessarily mean people are paying more in taxes. how is that possible? simple. according to the nonpartisan joint committee on taxation, under the better enforcement rules of h.r. 4, some people won't go into the exchange to accept a taxpayer funded subsidy because they would be required to pay a larger share, or in some cases, all of the subsidy back under h.r. 4. paying back money you weren't entitled to is not a tax increase. for example, under current law, a household making $105,000 might think it's worth understating its income or not updating their income i
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Mar 4, 2011 1:19am EST
, and we are really proud of using the existing laws to challenge confidentiality claims where we can. we are going to add some people simply to do the legal work of challenging these come in the still open up the window shades of you willing to let scientists see what is in some of these products. that takes legal resources though because there are challenges under the law. so we have made cuts, but we have tried to preserve and actually in some areas increase those places where we believed with the challenges we see before us, we really need to increase our resources. >> mr. chairman, i was in the cab today in the cabdriver didn't know what i do for a living buddy asked me where i was from. i said i was from minnesota and he asked me via fish? he said do you fish in the potomac? he turned around and gave me this light smile and he said you think i'm crazy? we have no idea whether they are boy fish or or girl first and what kind of fish they are. the cabdriver use the word into canned disruptor. we have our work to do to protect future generations. thank you. >> mr. kohl? >> thank you ve
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Mar 24, 2011 11:00pm EDT
things. that would give us the benefits of a guarantee. it should be targeted at the middle class. it doesn't need tobe a jumbo market, but we can gradually move that down. that gives us the benefits of the old system without giving up -- and avoiding the problems that we've seen. >> alex, there was a relatively positive nod of your head during that. [laughter] >> it's just a familiar gument. [laughter] >> well, we all, of course, know each other's views and particularly between home builders and think tanks, but we don't always see everything exactly the same. but i agree with jerry about prudential underwriting, fundamental high credit quality and, of course, we want secondary markets in all kinds of things. primary markets work better if their active secondary markets not only in mortgages, but let's say in stocks and corporate bonds wher we don't think we need gses we have perfectly fine secondary markets, and they work. so my view of fannie and freddie and what should happen to them is they should be on a five-year transition to the end of eir gse status. gse, clearlgiven the
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Mar 24, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. and starting on march 9, 2009 when we reformed mark-to-market accounting we said guess what, you can use cash flows to value an asset not just the market bid price. that was the day the market bottomed and we have doubled the stock market since that point. and what's amazing is that we've had six quarters of growth, 100% increase in the stock market and yet the negativity about our economy i've never seen before. even to this day. 105% up in the s&p 500 and people are still scared to death to buy stocks. i call it economic hypocon drea by the way. all right. you know, in my 20s i'd get heartburn i'd just eat another burrito what the heck. now i get heartburn i'm like honey i think we need to go to the trauma center this might be the real one. and you know, that's hypocon drea. that's where we are. anybody in here remember dubai? it was 13 and a half months ago. remember dubai? i don't mean to offend anyone this this room, but 95% in this room have no idea why they were worried about dubai. and five days later you stopped worrying about dubai and you haven't thought about it unless you were ta
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Mar 25, 2011 11:00pm EDT
lesson for all of us. >> it's a history lesson and of course making history. you are in there and we are a couple of minutes away. of course, because there's peter mentioned this is the first time this has happened. there is a bit of confusion what will happen it seems as if, and we are hearing from the speaker's office right now there will be to votes on folding, the conservatives brought forward this morning and then we think the vote on a non-confidence around content. can you get any clarification on that? >> i think the one we were expecting at two or three will be the notion that john put forward that just says the question now would be put to the house and vote on that. of course they could agree on that and not be a stand-up vote and then they will move to the confidence motion. i should tell you from our colleagues inside the chamber the galleries are stacked. the press gallery is stacked and staffers are there and the public gallery. i had a number of e-mails over the course of this week. canadians who just wanted to be here for this important moment in our history. so ther
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Mar 1, 2011 11:00pm EST
, in a minimum, helpful to the current recovery. but more importantly, it would protect us from fiscal or financial crisis down the road. >> you don't need to comment on this if you'd like to. i would add that congress budgets at a one year at a time basis, frankly, we have to look at the year we're dealing with as we move forward. although i'd agree we have to look long term, we don't adopt long-term budgets here. at least historically. thank you very much for your involvement in that context. in the context of the transparency issues that you've discussed, i'd like to focus on gse reform, fannie mae and freddie mac in particular. i'm convinced that congress grapple with the need to deal with fannie mae and freddie mac and how we should proceed. i have my opinions on how we should proceed in that context. at least as a with regard to t federal obligations represented by fannie mae and freddie mac. in a january 2010 cbo report, it was concled that fannie mae and freddie mac have effectively become government entities in the way that they arenow managed. and their operations should be
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Mar 4, 2011 1:19am EST
to work with us on? >> the president has directed me to work with the governors are around this proposal, so i will be very actively involved, and he is eager to see their ideas. i think what we are eager to do and have pointed out to a number of governors is a lot of the cost troubles are the dual eligible,, which is why congress was wise enough to include a new office of bull eligible as part of the affordable care act structure. it is about 15% of the population of medicaid beneficiaries, close to 40% of the cost nationwide. we are eager to work on those issues. >> have you identified a subset of republican and democratic governors who you believe he could work with yet? >> believe me, i am very deferential to my former colleagues. the national governors' association, they have been asked to put together a governors' group. >> you discussed the state based health insurance exchanges created by the new law. as noted in the budget, you are provided a mentor appropriation, not simply an authorization, to issue grants to states. is there any monetary limitations to the crack making author
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